[Python-Dev] Event loops, PyOS_InputHook, and Tkinter

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Nov 14 02:24:16 CET 2005

Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon wrote:
> Greg Ewing wrote:
> > How about running your event loop in a separate thread?
> I agree that this works for some extension modules, but not very well 
> for extension modules for which graphical performance is critical

I don't understand. If the main thread is idle, your thread
should get all the time it wants.

I'd actually expect this to give better interactive response,
since you aren't doing busy-wait pauses all the time -- the
thread can wake up as soon as an event arrives for it.

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